A new trend is emerging among the country’s most influential fossil fuel investors: a demand for climate change accountability and progress towards a low-carbon economy. On May 31, 2017, a vote among Exxon Mobil’s shareholders approved a resolution mandating that the company begin offering detailed reports analyzing the impact of compliance with climate change policy on its core business. With this resolution, Exxon’s major shareholders are pushing directly against company leadership, which has historically resisted such disclosure.
The MIT Energy Conference will celebrate its tenth anniversary this year, with another outstanding line-up of events, panels, and showcases planned for February 27th and 28th. The 2015 Conference will attract some of the most prominent leaders in the scientific community, industry, and government, combining their experience and insight to pursue consensus on solutions for the energy challenges of today and tomorrow. Topics of discussion will include technological innovations, novel policy options, and financing advancements that conference planners hope will “enable the disruption of legacy value chains and convergence of global economies.”
Over the course of the two-day conference, attendees will have access to a plethora of fascinating and vitally important panel discussions and presentations, including “Energy Efficiency: our greatest untapped natural resource,” “Fostering renewables integration through financial and regulatory incentivization,” “Urbanization and Sustainability,” and many others. This year’s conference also boasts several can’t-miss keynote speakers, among them Exxon Mobil’s William Colton, the Department of Energy’s David Danielson, C3 Energy’s Thomas Siebel, Shell’s Dirk Smit, and Exelon’s William Von Hoene.
Make sure to secure your spot by registering for the conference right away. Members of the Mintz Levin Energy Technology team will be in attendance, so we hope to see you there!